TruEmbroidery™ Software Newsletter January 2014
Happy New Year! Welcome to all of you who received TruEmbroidery™ in the last few months. This newsletter is filled with tips, techniques and other relevant tidbits to inspire your design process in TruEmbroidery™ software.
Knowing when to use the Open command and when to use Insert (or the Design Viewer ) can be confusing. The Open command is used to open an existing file. When the design opens into your work area it already has a name and is exactly as it was the last time you saved it.
When you save an opened design you will not be prompted to give the file a name or a new location, the originally opened file will be over-written in the same location on your computer. This is great for a work in progress where you don't want to have multiple files of the same thing on your computer.
If however you do not want to overwrite the original then you are better off using the Insert function, easily available from the Actions button in the Toolbar. Insert allows you to open a copy of the file and it will no longer have a name as it comes into your work area as "untitled". When you save an inserted design for the first time you will be prompted to give the file a name and a new "save to" location on your computer. This is great if the design you want to use is going to be changed from the original configuration and you still want to have the original file for use in the future.
The Design Viewer in any of the TruEmbroidery™ Applications is actually an Insert function. Any design loaded into the work area using this tool will load in as untitled.